From Sunlight Park to East Harbour (Part 1 of 2)

In July, 2021, the developer Cadillac Fairview introduced a revised plan for the transformation of the former Unilever soap... Read More

Growing up in Eb Zeidler’s Toronto

For the record, I did not attend the infamous Teenage Head concert in June 1980, which turned into a melee, which became an excuse to... Read More

Vancouver Needs Way More Co-ops. Here’s How to Get Them

The cost of housing has reached a crisis point in Vancouver, with no clear agreement on what to do about it. Which made it a rare... Read More

Book Review: 250 Things an Architect Should Know

Author: Michael Sorkin (Princeton Architectural Press, 2021) Equal parts poetic, practical, playful, and wise, Two Hundred and Fifty... Read More

Vancouver’s Dramatic New Plan for Broadway: Five Questions

The City of Vancouver’s Broadway Plan has been released for public comment and is full of dramatic proposals. Profusely illustrated... Read More

The fading of the garment district factories: McGregor Socks, Spadina Avenue, 2003

In 2003 I began a two part documentary photography project featuring the McGregor Socks knitting mill on Spadina Avenue, and the Korex... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 062, The PATH ahead for Toronto’s underground

With many people still working from home, the future of Toronto’s PATH system — the underground mall serving the financial... Read More

Tall Vancouver Tales Part I – How Vancouver Grew Up, with Donald Luxton

This past week, the Museum of Vancouver and the RAIC BC/Yukon put on its first talk in the new Architecture & the City Series... Read More

Deconstructing Visuals 2.0

It’s been 10 months since I wrote Deconstructing Visuals. Within that piece, I argued that the architectural profession’s dominion... Read More

Achtung! Go for a German Walk T.O.

Over the summer and fall I was happy to work with a team put together by the German Consulate in Toronto on a series of audio walks... Read More